David Beining

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Associate Director of Immersive Media
http://domefest.org/
dbei...@unm.edu

Beining leads immersive and interactive media efforts for research, education and community service.  He is also the founder and director of the world’s first fulldome festival, DomeFest.  Recent projects include:

“Digital Dialectic,” an NEH-funded project in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, which resulted in an immersive and interactive expression of a large-format buon fresco located in the NHCC’s ‘Torreon,’ a four-story tall tower encasing the cylindrical artwork.

“Advanced Training for Immersive Media,” a DOD-funded project in partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts, to educate students and seek innovations in producing interactive, near photorealistic immersive experiences.

“Creating [for] Novel Displays,” a new course based on projection mapping designed and co-taught with ARTS Lab director Tim Castillo.  The interdisciplinary course is cross-listed in Architecture and the Interdisciplinary Film + Digital Media Program.

“A Consortium for Fulldome,” an NSF-funded project in partnership with the Santa Fe Complex, to create a single-machine solution to multi-channel projection installations.

Beining serves on juries and committees at numerous organizations and events.

 

 


“Virtual Void”: Electronic Arts Student Show in the Lab
"Virtual Void": Electronic Arts Student Show in the Lab

The Lab hosted students from Electronic Arts in a showcase of works from Special Projects in Electronic Art (ARTS432, led by Visiting Professor Conor Peterson) and performances from The Art of Transmission (ARTS435, led by Assoc. Prof. Lee Montgomery). The show, titled “Virtual Void” occurred on December 7. See more images from the show and [...]

DomeFest Screens at First Russian Fulldome Festival
DomeFest Screens at First Russian Fulldome Festival

DomeFest 2012 screens this week in Yaroslavl, Russia this week in support of “Reflections of the Universe,” the theme of Russia’s first fulldome film festival. ARTS Lab’s David Beining has been collaborating with Yaroslav Gubchenko and other organizers since they came to Albuquerque for DomeFest 2007. Since then, the entrepreneurial Gubchenko and colleagues have developed [...]

Another Short Fulldome Film by UNM+IAIA Students
Another Short Fulldome Film by UNM+IAIA Students

One of two short fulldome films produced by students from UNM and the Institute of American Indian Arts as part of a six-week internship program funded by the Department of Defense. Students were challenged and supported in creating gigapixel spherical photography, 2D and 3D animations, keyed video and compositing techniques to create advocacy films relating [...]

A Short Fulldome Film by UNM+IAIA Students
A Short Fulldome Film by UNM+IAIA Students

One of two short fulldome films produced by students from UNM and the Institute of American Indian Arts as part of a six-week internship program funded by the Department of Defense. Students were challenged and supported in creating gigapixel spherical photography, 2D and 3D animations, keyed video and compositing techniques to create advocacy films relating [...]

Lab hosts “Act Out 5″
Lab hosts "Act Out 5"

ARTS Lab hosted “Act Out 5,” an exhibit of physical computing-based art works by students studying under Asst. Professor Claudia Valdes (Electronic Arts). Some images from a small but impressive exhibition.

Immersive Media Summer Internship #2
Immersive Media Summer Internship #2

ARTS Lab, in partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts, will conduct another intensive six-week internship on the art, technology and practice of producing fulldome content from photographic and CG techniques. Four UNM students from the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program will join the IAIA students to create short advocacy films to be [...]

“Creating [for] Novel Displays” Final Projects Sampler
"Creating [for] Novel Displays" Final Projects Sampler

On a cold and windy night in early May, students screened their mapping projects on the Consortium for Environmental Research, Informatics & Art (CERIA) building. Here’s a quick cut of works projected on the building and on the scaled model built to support production.

A Sweet Thank You
A Sweet Thank You

High school students sent this lovely thank you note after their recent visit. Best: They shared some of their photography.

IFDM491: Creating [for] Novel Displays
IFDM491: Creating [for] Novel Displays

  IFDM 491, “Creating [for] Novel Displays,” offers a lucky group of UNM students hands on experience with video mapping. In this exercise, students work with sophisticated softwares to map the surfaces of a stack of foam cubes, and then project imagery onto this interestingly non-flat surface. Led by David Beining, Director of Immersive Media for [...]